|Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy|
LibriVox recording of Jude The Obscure, by Thomas Hardy. Read by Tadhg Eleven-year-old Jude Fawley, inspired by his teacher Mr. Phillotson, who leaves Marygreen for Christminster to take a university degree, decides to adopt the same course for himself. Raised by his great-aunt, he studies hard with the aid of some old Latin and Greek books sent to him by Phillotson.He trains as a stonemason in order to enable him to support himself when at the university.However when he finally arrives in Chris...
Keywords: fiction; literature; librivox; audiobook; hardy
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|Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll|
"Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on the bank, and of having nothing to do ..." .. and from that moment onward we drift with Alice into another world. When she sees a White Rabbit as it runs through the tall grass (looking worriedly at the watch it takes from its waist-coat pocket), she runs after it and drops into a strange dream. The world is full of chatty animals, from a rather stand-offish hookah-smoking caterpillar to the friendly Cheshire Cat which only somet...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; fiction; children; fantasy
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|Twelve Years a Slave - Solomon Northup|
LibriVox recording of Twelve Years a Slave, by Solomon Northup. Read by Rob Board. Twelve Years a Slave is the memoir of a freeborn African American from New York who is kidnapped and sold into slavery. After being held for twelve years on a series of Louisiana plantations, he is eventually freed and reunited with his family. Solomon Northup published his memoir the year he was rescued, 1853, and, arriving soon after Harriet Beecher Stowe's "Uncle Tom's Cabin", it proved a bestseller...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; memoir; slavery; history; louisiana; kidnap
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|Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy|
LibriVox recording of Anna Karenina, written by Leo Tolstoy, translated by Nathan Haskell Dole and read by MaryAnn Spiegel. Two love stories are set against the backdrop of high society in Tsarist Russia. Anna awakes from a loveless marriage to find herself drawn irresistibly to the dashing cavalry officer, Count Vronsky. Levin struggles with self-esteem, and even flees to the country, before gaining courage to return and offer himself to the beautiful and pure Kitty...
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|A Tale of Two Cities - Charles Dickens|
LibriVox recording of A Tale of Two Cities, by Charles Dickens. Read by Paul Adams. A Tale of Two Cities (1859) is a novel by Charles Dickens, set in London and Paris before and during the French Revolution. With well over 200 million copies sold, it is among the most famous works of fiction. The novel depicts the plight of the French peasantry demoralized by the French aristocracy in the years leading up to the revolution, the corresponding brutality demonstrated by the revolutionaries toward t...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; classics (antiquity); fiction; historical fiction; charles dickens
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|The Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas|
LibriVox recording of The Count of Monte Cristo, by Alexandre Dumas. Read by David Clarke. Le Comte de Monte-Cristo is an adventure novel and one of the author's most popular works. He completed the work in 1844. The story takes place in France, Italy, islands in the Mediterranean and in the Levant during the historical events of 1815-1838 (from just before the Hundred Days to the reign of Louis-Philippe of France)...
Keywords: LibriVox; audiobook; Fiction; Historical; Adventure; Swashbuckling; Revenge; Forgiveness; Napoleon; Louis-Phillipe; Edmond Dantes
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